FAQ: Are DCB 0129/0160 the same as the Information Governance Toolkit?
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Frequently Asked Questions DCB 0129/0160
Are DCB 0129/0160 the same as the Information Governance Toolkit?
No. Information Governance, privacy and security are all important aspects of developing and implementing a health IT system. However, in the UK, issues of IG and Safety have been separated out. The NHS IG toolkit is used to manage the security and privacy aspects of a product whilst DCB 0129/0160 is used to manage the safety aspects. It’s basically about using the right tool for the right job.
Sometimes it’s easy to confuse safety and security but the two are quite different. For example, the security features of a system might prevent a user from being able to read the electronic prescriptions of his next-door neighbour. The safety features of that system however might focus on ensuring that the medications which are on the prescription are what the prescriber actually intended. Both features are important and require attention in developing a health IT product.